A West Valley City couple is charged with abusing and exploiting the man's elderly mother, who developed bedsores as a result of the alleged neglect.
Corin Lynn Barker is charged with second-degree felony exploiting a disabled or elder adult. His wife, Nadine Barker, is charged with second-degree felony aggravated abuse of a disabled or elder adult.
Beatrice Barker died in June at age 90. West Valley City police started investigating after receiving a neglect complaint from a hospital.
Police served a search warrant on Beatrice Barker's home, where charges say they found mold growing in the refrigerator with no food available. Charges say the woman's prescription bottles were empty.
Charges say police later determined that Corin Barker allegedly drained his mother's bank accounts of thousands of dollars.
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2 Charged With Abuse, Exploitation of Elderly Woman